Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 7, 2011 In Tell Me More's daily series celebrating National Poetry Month, guest Host Allison Keyes presents another poetic tweet. Today, it comes from Freda Karpf of Neptune, New Jersey. Listeners are also invited to send in original poems, of 140 characters and less, via Twitter, using the hashtag, #TMMpoetry.

Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 7, 2011

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ALLISON KEYES, host:

And, next, Muses and Metaphor.

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KEYES: As part of TELL ME MORE's celebration of National Poetry Month, we've been hearing your poetic tweets. We've been asking you to send us poems that are 140 characters or less through Twitter and hundreds of you have responded. Today we hear a tweet from writer Freda Karpf of Neptune, New Jersey. She blogs at TheDailyNeurotic.com. Now, remember, these are short - only 140 characters each. So, here goes.

Ms. FREDA KARPF (Writer, TheDailyNeurotic.com): This is Freda Karpf and this is my tweet. The bees are somewhere creating a world out of pollen, musing in sweetness, tasting the work of the thoughtless moment.

KEYES: I told you it was short. Let's play it again.

Ms. KARPF: The bees are somewhere creating a world out of pollen, musing in sweetness, tasting the work of the thoughtless moment.

KEYES: That's a poetic tweet submitted by Freda Karpf. If you'd like to help us celebrate National Poetry Month, go to Twitter and tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters. If your poem is chosen, we'll help you record it for us and we will air it sometime this month. Tweet using the hash tag TMMPoetry. You can learn at the TELL ME MORE website. Go to NPR.org, click on the Programs menu and find TELL ME MORE.

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